Mouthful

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    1. B&B Kristinsson 32 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture! :)

    2. Papa Razzi1 32 months ago | reply

      Wow! Just so...wow!

    3. Harleynik [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Great shot Chad....

    4. Mojumbo22 (Matt Pirecki) 32 months ago | reply

      Beautiful bird. I see them flying around but I never get a chance to get something so good like this.

    5. Deleted Account High Above Texas [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Beyond stunning!
      And I am stymied as to what type of bird this is. I've never seen one like this and if my leg wasn't so sore from just stabbing myself with another shot, I'd get my big fat book "The Birds of North America" out of our library and determine what this is...

    6. Deleted Account High Above Texas [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      P.S.
      Where did you get your training for composition?
      When I taught television classes at one of our three universities here, I called this type of composition "look room" and the "rule of thirds" both of which you have captured here really well.

    7. Latvian98 32 months ago | reply

      I do not believe I have ever seen one of these. No such colorful birds have I seen around here. Then again, maybe I just have not been looking!

    8. sgmillionxu2000 32 months ago | reply

      wonderful image!

    9. Tony Parker photography 32 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured, great color !

    10. Chad Horwedel 32 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone. Allen, these birds are everywhere around my area.

      Sterling, thank you so much. This is a male american goldfinch. About the size of a sparrow. As far as training, never had any. When I started to get more into photography, I picked up a book (can't remember the name) and began to read about composition and textures and what not. I usually try to do the rule of thirds, but couldn't place the eye in the corner of the pic without cutting off his tail. But I did keep his eye on the top 1/3 spot. There are times when I throw out that rule just to be a rebel. LOL!

    11. Deleted Account High Above Texas [deleted] 32 months ago | reply


      This is probably my favorite of all the bird pictures I have "faved" over the years... Now you are making me want to go out and buy a big, honkin' Sigma zoom for my D2X.

      When I taught television, I always told my students "rules were made to be broken..." Must be the rebel in me...

      I need to upload a short video I shot recently of "The Cardinal From Hell" who keeps landing on my rear view mirrors and sees himself in the mirror and starts attacking his own image... the male cardinal is a fighting little fellow... and quite a pooper too as I discovered when he got inside and decided the steering wheel was a comfy place to hang out.

    12. Chad Horwedel 32 months ago | reply

      ew. I remember seeing a robin doing the same thing to a side view mirror on a neighbor's car. Whole side of the car was covered in white from the bird.

    13. arthur doyle photography 32 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot of a wonderful bird!

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